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Is it ok for my 5 year old daughter to take some TUMS for ...

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Is it ok for my 5 year old daughter to take some TUMS for an upset stomach?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  EsquireEmily replied 9 years ago.

For children under 12 you should check with your pediatrician before giving her some TUMS. There are some over the counter stomach cures for children (such as Mylanta for Kids) - if she isn't feeling better soon, you can certainly give her a product such as this.

If she starts to feel worse, runs a fever, has sharp pain in her lower right side, etc., then you should call her pediatrician ASAP.

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